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Amcor to service major MNC client with new flexible packaging plant in the Philippines

Amcor to service major MNC client with new flexible packaging plant in the Philippines

PHILIPPINES – Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific intends to build a flexible packaging plant in the Philippines to “manufacture high performance packaging for a leading multinational consumer brand”.

Husky grows Hot Runners and Controllers business with China and India expansion

Husky grows Hot Runners and Controllers business with China and India expansion

ASIA – Husky Injection Molding Systems is making significant investments to support the strong growth of its Hot Runners and Controllers customers, specifically with capacity expansion in China...

Muehlbauer opens second Asian plant in China

Muehlbauer opens second Asian plant in China

CHINA - The Muehlbauer Group has opened its second Asian production plant in China to meet “accelerating demands” in the region.

Amcor to invest in production in Southeast Asia and India

Amcor to invest in production in Southeast Asia and India

ASIA – Amcor intends to build a new manufacturing facility in Southeast Asia and also expand capacity at two of its Indian plants.

Thai bottler sells est brand to Thai Beverage

Thai bottler sells est brand to Thai Beverage

THAILAND – Local bottler Sermsuk Public Company is selling its “est” cola beverage brand and trademark to Thai Beverage Public Company Limited’s subsidiary International Beverage Holdings Ltd for...

Mondelez opens Asia Pacific R&D Centre in Australia

Mondelez opens Asia Pacific R&D Centre in Australia

AUSTRALIA – Mondelez has opened its new Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence in Ringwood, Melbourne, to support the Victorian food industry to further expand its reach in high-growth markets...

Nestlé Japan ups consumer engagement tactics for Nescafé

Nestlé Japan ups consumer engagement tactics for Nescafé

JAPAN - Nestlé Japan will soon begin using a humanoid robot to sell Nescafé machines as part of its ongoing effort to enhance brand engagement with consumers in...

PepsiCo looks to double investment in Indian food processing

PepsiCo looks to double investment in Indian food processing

INDIA – PepsiCo says it will double its investment in its Indian food processing operation, and also increase its presence in the domestic nutritional snack food sector.

Avery Dennison names new President and Chief Operating Officer

Avery Dennison names new President and Chief Operating Officer

US - Avery Dennison Corporation’s board of directors has elected Mitchell R. Butier as president and chief operating officer, effective 1 November 2014.

Xeikon appoints managing director for Asia Pacific business

Xeikon appoints managing director for Asia Pacific business

ASIA – Xeikon has appointed Bent Serritslev as Managing Director Xeikon Asia Pacific (ASPAC) to manage the company’s continuing growth in this region.

Stora Enso appoints Australian distributor

Stora Enso appoints Australian distributor

AUSTRALIA – Stora Enso has appointed BJ Ball Papers as its distributor for packaging boards and papers for consumer goods and industrial packaging in Australia.

SATO beefs up product development capabilities

SATO beefs up product development capabilities

JAPAN - SATO, a Japanese provider of barcode printing, labeling, and EPC/RFID solutions, has appointed Noriyasu Yamada to the position of Chief Product Planning Officer (CPO).

Pro-Pac expands in Australia with acquisition of flexible packaging converter

Pro-Pac expands in Australia with acquisition of flexible packaging converter

AUSTRALIA – Pro-Pac Packaging Ltd has acquired Nelson Joyce & Co Pty Ltd (NJC), a flexible packaging converter based in New South Wales.

Henkel strengthens adhesive production and R&D capabilities in Asia

Henkel strengthens adhesive production and R&D capabilities in Asia

CHINA – Henkel is acquiring The Bergquist Company to strengthen the adhesive, sealants and functional coatings company’s capabilities in adhesive technologies in Asia Pacific.

UK company acquires Malaysian security seals manufacturer

UK company acquires Malaysian security seals manufacturer

MALAYSIA – Essentra plc is acquiring Malaysian tamper evident security seals manufacturer Abric Berhad for about £28 million (RM 146 million).

Clariant to acquire Chinese healthcare packaging company VitaPac

Clariant to acquire Chinese healthcare packaging company VitaPac

HONG KONG – Clariant is acquiring Chinese healthcare packaging converter VitaPac for an undisclosed sum as part of its strategy to round out its healthcare packaging portfolio.

Sustainability Matters

Sustainable Applications

New Tetra Pak carton made entirely from plant based packaging materials

29 October, 2014 | Hits:51

New Tetra Pak carton made entirely from plant based packaging materials

SWITZERLAND - Tetra Pak has launched what it says is the industry’s first carton made entirely from plant based, renewable packaging materials.

Environmental News

P&G sets new sustainability goals for product packaging

16 October, 2014 | Hits:269

P&G sets new sustainability goals for product packaging

GLOBAL – Procter & Gamble (P&G) has announced new sustainability goals for 2020, with an emphasis on product packaging.

Environmental News

Supportive measures for the bioplastics industry in China

01 October, 2014 | Hits:408

Supportive measures for the bioplastics industry in China

CHINA - This is the second of a two-part interview which the European Bioplastics association conducted with Janice Li of the JinHui Group.

Environmental Legislation

Regulations for the bioplastics industry in China

24 September, 2014 | Hits:847

Regulations for the bioplastics industry in China

CHINA - Demand for bioplastics products is expected to increase in China as a growing number of provincial governments move to ban traditional plastic bags and disposable food packaging.

Environmental News

BASF looks to grow Indian market for compostable biodegradable waste bags

18 September, 2014 | Hits:425

BASF looks to grow Indian market for compostable biodegradable waste bags

INDIA – BASF is promoting compostable and biodegradable waste bags made from its ecovio-branded bioplastic as a smart way to manage organic waste in India.

Sustainable Applications

New fully compostable and recyclable barrier coating

12 September, 2014 | Hits:682

New fully compostable and recyclable barrier coating

NETHERLANDS - Restaurants can now select a more sustainable paper cup to serve their cold drinks in, thanks to a new coating technology made from plant-based oils and recycled PET bottles.

Packaging Design

Graphic & Structural Design

PepsiCo develops new Quaker Oats nutrition range specifically for the Philippines

27 October, 2014 | Hits:94

PepsiCo develops new Quaker Oats nutrition range specifically for the Philippines

PHILIPPINES – PepsiCo has introduced a new range of instant porridge products across the Philippines that has been specially tailored to meet local consumers’ needs.

Graphic & Structural Design

King Oscar finds a new opening for its mackerel can

08 October, 2014 | Hits:517

King Oscar finds a new opening for its mackerel can

NORWAY - One of the world’s leading canned fish brands has enhanced its popularity by adding an advanced opening solution to its relaunched mackerel can.

Graphic & Structural Design

US coffee brand gets new twist on a classic packaging design

22 September, 2014 | Hits:741

US coffee brand gets new twist on a classic packaging design

US - Customers of French Market Coffee have always associated the brand with its signature red coffee can, which harkens back to the company’s original Coffee and Chicory label introduced in the late nineteenth century. Recently, the brand owner decided to refresh its packaging, bringing new life to the classic can design.

Material & Innovation

New desiccant pillow packs for moisture protection inside the packaging

19 September, 2014 | Hits:609

New desiccant pillow packs for moisture protection inside the packaging

GERMANY – Sanner GmbH is expanding its portfolio with the new AdPack desiccant pillow packs – an efficient, economical and safe solution for the protection of moisture-sensitive pharmaceuticals such as tablets and capsules inside the packaging.

Packaging Technology

Package Printing

HP and KBA collaborate to develop digital inkjet solutions for corrugated packaging

15 October, 2014 | Hits:201

HP and KBA collaborate to develop digital inkjet solutions for corrugated packaging

US/GERMANY – Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) are collaborating to develop new roll-to-roll inkjet solutions for the high-volume corrugated packaging market.

Installations

Harden Packaging opts for the fast short runs with new flexo press investment

08 October, 2014 | Hits:353

Harden Packaging opts for the fast short runs with new flexo press investment

AUSTRALIA – Harden Packaging is expanding its production capacity with its investment in a new flexographic press and solventless laminating machine.

Package Printing

Heidelberg and Gallus introduce new digital label press

01 October, 2014 | Hits:342

Heidelberg and Gallus introduce new digital label press

GERMANY - Heidelberg has unveiled its new digital press for the self adhesive label market. This represents the next milestone in the company's strategic realignment, particularly in terms of significantly expanding sales in the digital sector over the medium term.

Installations

Pragati pioneers expanded gamut printing in India

24 September, 2014 | Hits:332

Pragati pioneers expanded gamut printing in India

INDIA – Pragati Offset Pvt Ltd, has invested in a solution that converts packaging graphics from CMYK and spot color to a seven-color process. giving the printer a great advantage in offset printed cartons and label printing on its eight-color flexographic presses.